2017 Tovarish - Chocolate, Vanilla, Cinnamon & Serrano Chili Variant
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Style:
Stout - Russian Imperial
ABV:
11.2%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 5.5%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
17
From:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  1
SCORE
91
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Notes: Russian Imperial Espresso Stout.

Tovarish is a bold Russian imperial stout brewed with a base of British Maris Otter barley and heaping amounts of roasted barley and specialty malts. We then add a touch of blackstrap molasses along with espresso brewed with the finest Arabian Mocha-Java coffee from our friends at Portola Coffee Roasters. This limited variant for 2017 is finished with chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon and Serrano chili.
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Reviews by Frosty11161:
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Frosty11161 from California

3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not my favorite variant they've done, but isn't too spicy. Reminded me somewhat of Alesmith's Boxcar, minus the barrel aging.

Prefer the base beer in this case.

Mar 20, 2018
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jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 04, 2020
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Bottleworks Liberty Station.

Jan 19, 2018
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macrosmatic from Florida

4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 02, 2018
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jaydoc from Kansas

4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jan 20, 2018
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kmanjohnson from California

4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 31, 2018
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UCLABrewN84 from California

4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dec 09, 2017
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user785335 from Florida

4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 19, 2018
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jeff1973 from California

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 06, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

another remarkable beer from these guys, seems like whether its wild or clean beer, they can really do it all. i was a little nervous about this one, chili beer is rarely my thing, but i really like what the serrano peppers add. i get their green citrusy flavor without the normal heat intensity of the pepper, just a little warmth on the tongue from it, and i think a great compliment to both the aromatic cinnamon in here, and the smoke and charred notes in the darkest part of the grain bill. a risky but well executed addition to this beer. the base stout is killer too, and there arent too many adjuncts in this for that to still be obvious, creamy and rich, thick bodied but not sweet, and with a wonderful depth of flavor even before the extras. the chocolate stands out quite a lot to me, marrying in beautifully with the dark grains and the high end coffee, and giving this a fancy chocolate bar complexion, dark chocolate more than anything. vanilla is a nice unifying element but also isnt overdone like it so often is. i am surprised by how well hidden the alcohol is here, its not anywhere near as intimidating as it all sounds on paper, and this actually drinks dangerously easy for what it is. overall a very impressive stout, a cool use of the adjuncts, especially the peppers. awesome stuff!

Sep 22, 2018
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smartassboiler from Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 11, 2018
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kmoen from California

4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 07, 2018
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fthegiants from California

4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 10, 2017
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Keananmichael5 from California

4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Apr 21, 2018
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TBonez477 from Vermont

3.65/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 16, 2018
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Skellbop from New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 11, 2018
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7irondave from Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 22, 2018
2017 Tovarish - Chocolate, Vanilla, Cinnamon & Serrano Chili Variant from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 17 ratings